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Outrage over Google’s (mis)Placement of Cheese on the burger emoji

The burger emoji that sparked a beef

Google placed cheese under the meat patty on their burger emoji, and Twitter went nuts. Sundar Pichai, the CEO, quickly resolved the issue and correctly placed the burger. But that wasn’t before Twitterati had scrutinised the burger emoji. They presented extensive research which displayed a discrepancy between where the cheese had been placed by Google versus …

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Google slapped with a record 2.42 Billion Euro fine by the EU

European Union antitrust regulators have slapped Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine for favouring its own shopping service. The action concludes a 7-year investigation into the company. The EU Commission concluded Google systematically gave prominent placement its own comparison shopping service and demoted those of rivals in search results. In a statement, European Competition …

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Google adds reCAPTCHA APIs for Android

As part of the celebrations for it’s tenth anniversary, reCAPTCHA has announced an API for Android. reCAPTCHA has gone through a lot of changes. When it was introduced, the service used blurred image recognition to tell apart robots and humans. Over time robots evolved, and the found it easier to read the text than humans. …

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